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Florida's IT Office Vanishes
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
Lawmakers fail to fund IT agency, eliminating 26 positions, including that of the CIO.
Hearings Spotlight Asia's Push To Adopt IPv6
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
In congressional hearings on the Internet upgrade to IPv6, much attention was focused Thursday on the presumed lead over the United States by Asian countries, which are boldly moving to the new Web technology.
Self-Service Kiosks Help Hospital Reduce Patient Wait Times, Paperwork, And Anxiety
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
The system, which supports multiple languages, has cut check-in time by 25% for first-time patients and 75% for return visits.
Metro Ethernet Market Set To Skyrocket
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
Survey says metro Ethernet equipment sales reached $1.7 billion last year, and will continue to rise at a 26% compound annual growth rate through 2009.
Microsoft Eyes Buying Controversial Adware Maker For $500 Million: Report
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
The New York Times reports that Microsoft has been in negotiations to buy Claria for half a billion dollars.
New Council Formed To Promote Adoption Of Smart Cards By Health-Care Sector
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Consumers could use technology to verify insurance coverage and benefit eligibility.
ThingMagic Supports Sun in Demonstration of New RFID Software
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Demo at JavaOne to show how intelligent RFID readers can enable greater levels of sophistication in processing information.
HotStatus Enterprises Announces Tools for SOX Compliance
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Company points out that many organizations are still not compliant with regard to their supply chain.
Congress To Study Slow Pace Of Migration To IPv6
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Internet Protocol Version 6, an Internet upgrade, promises a virtually limitless number of Web addresses and tighter security. Congress aims to find out why the United States hasn't yet embraced it.
Telecoms Target The Hispanic Market
News  |  6/29/2005  | 
Providers see gold in the 43 million members of the Hispanic population.
Professor Sees iPod As A Potential Tool For Cybercrime
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
Miniature digital players can swiftly and effortlessly download immense amounts of information.
Level 3 Expands Emergency 911 For VoIP Services
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
Responding to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recently-announced E-911 requirements, Level 3 will extend emergency number coverage to more than 70% of the United States this year and will add emergency calling features to its VoIP Local Inbound service.
How The Other Half Lives
Commentary  |  6/28/2005  | 
Occasionally, I run Microsoft-related news and reviews on Linux Pipeline. These generally fall into three categories: stories dealing with Internet Explorer; those concerning Microsoft's operating systems, especially Longhorn; and security-related issues. I should admit, however, that Microsoft-related news sometimes makes the cut simply because I it strikes me as interesting, or appalling, or both. This happened earlier in the summer, when I assumed Microsoft's
Citigroup Manages by the Dashboard Light
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
Asset Management unit has added human workflow and business activity monitoring to its business process management BPM environment to graduate from automation to intelligent decision support.
Net Users Split Over Grokster Ruling
Commentary  |  6/28/2005  | 
Though the Supreme Court unanimously ruled against Grokster and other file-sharing programs, the community of Internet users is split over whether file sharing of copyrighted materials such as music and movies should be illegal.
Opinion: Supremes' Rulings Leave Geeks Singing The Blues
Commentary  |  6/27/2005  | 
A pair of Supreme Court rulings this week -- one condemning file-sharing technology, the other killing cable Internet competition -- deliver a vicious one-two punch to innovation and intelectual freedom.
Google And Yahoo Don't Block Porn, Government Report Says
News  |  6/27/2005  | 
Filtering technology used by Microsoft's MSN search engine more effectively blocks porn than Google and Yahoo, according to the Government Accountability Office.
Can Cisco Systems Sell A Smarter Network?
News  |  6/24/2005  | 
Company needs to convince customers of application-oriented networking's value
Google's Legacy: It's Not What You Think
Commentary  |  6/24/2005  | 
Google's legacy won't be its innovative search engine optimization or even its online advertising model, but its ingenious approach to IT infrastructure.
64-Bit BI
Commentary  |  6/24/2005  | 
64-bit computing will have a revolutionary impact on business intelligence, in terms of data processing capabilities, reporting complexity and data integration speed.
Can Cisco Sell Its Smarter-Network Vision?
News  |  6/24/2005  | 
Some Cisco customers are unclear about application-oriented networking and what it means to them.
Orders For Big-Ticket Computer Wares Slip
News  |  6/24/2005  | 
The value of new orders for durable computers and related products in May fell a seasonally adjusted 7% but remains 21.5% higher than a year earlier.
Coalition Urges Feds To Allow Municipal Broadband Networks
News  |  6/24/2005  | 
High technology companies, local governments, and consumer organizations urge Congress to pass legislation that will ensure that local governments are allowed to provide broadband network access to their residents and businesses.
Peer-To-Peer File Sharing Comes With Risks, Says FTC
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
Benefits include speed and bandwidth conservation, but FTC doesn't make it clear whether they outweigh risks such as data security, spyware, and viruses.
SAP Acquires Lighthammer
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
Lighthammer's Collaborative Manufacturing Suite will be delivered as an SAP xApps composite application on the SAP NetWeaver platform.
ProClarity Teams with Microsoft to Extend Comprehensive Scorecard Application
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
Analytic capabilities to augment Microsoft’s new "Maestro" business performance management application.
EMC And Sun Reveal Interoperability Partnership
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
The agreement with EMC will allow Solaris 10 customers the choice of using data-management and storage technologies from either company.
AT&T Unveils Plans To Expand Global Business Network
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
Although it's still in the process of being acquired by SBC Communications, AT&T announced Thursday that it is making a sweeping expansion of its global networks, including IP VPN-based services that are aimed at business customers.
Traxi Unveils Software To Integrate VoIP, Enterprise Apps
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
Traxi has unveiled a new member of its Volcrum product family designed to integrate VoIP with enterprise applications.
SmartAdvice: Smart Backup Storage Tips
Commentary  |  6/22/2005  | 
Electronic vaulting promises an end to shipping backup tapes, The Advisory Council says. Also, vendor software generally improves over time, but homegrown software needs to beware those "one-at-a-time" changes.
Broadband Growth Boosts Dwindling Telecom Revenue
News  |  6/22/2005  | 
Revenues from traditional telephone services are negatively affecting telecom providers but will be partially offset by the growth of broadband, according to an In-Stat report released Wednesday.
Coming Soon: Free Long-Distance Cell-Phone Calls Via Skype
News  |  6/22/2005  | 
A Norwegian company has developed technology that links cell phones with Skype Technologies' VoIP service in a configuration that enables users to make worldwide calls at local rates.
IT Workforce Becoming More Male
News  |  6/22/2005  | 
The percentage of women in the IT labor force fell last year to 32.4% from a high of 41% in 1996, according to new ITAA research.
MCI Releases VPN For DSL Access To Networks
News  |  6/22/2005  | 
MCI has revealed two additions to its Secure Interworking Gateway Services suite designed to help companies secure access to their networks.
Chambers Sketches A Grander Role For The Network
News  |  6/21/2005  | 
Cisco's application-oriented networking product line will add intelligence to the network, giving it a greater integration and security role.
In Focus: The Don't-Fix-It-If-It's-Not-Broken School of BPM
News  |  6/21/2005  | 
Plenty of business process management (BPM) buzz phrases focus on "changing processes on the fly" and "continuous process improvement," but most BPM practitioners I've spoken to don't take process change lightly.
Bush Taps Agriculture CIO To Fill Same Post At Homeland Security
News  |  6/21/2005  | 
Scott Charbo replaces Homeland Security's first CIO, Steve Cooper, who left in April to become the American Red Cross' top business technologist.
Of Barbeques and Business Process Management
News  |  6/20/2005  | 
Did you enjoy last weekend's barbeque? You probably didn't give much thought to the business of getting that gas from the ground into the tank you picked up at the home center, but it's quite a process.
TechWeb's 'The News Show' Takes Center Stage
News  |  6/20/2005  | 
A daily online TV news program, called The News Show, makes its debut today at with an informative, fun, and often irreverent look at the world of technology and business.
Another Use For Wi-Fi: Finding Stolen Laptops
News  |  6/20/2005  | 
Skyhook Wireless has developed technology that uses Wi-Fi to find stolen mobile devices--a positive step in the war against identity thieves and other cybercriminals.
Business Technology: Asinine Florida Law Undermines Efforts
Commentary  |  6/17/2005  | 
Perhaps it's time for us to initiate some public advocacy concerning outdated and asinine laws that run counter to our own anti-cybercrime efforts, Bob Evans says.
SmartAdvice: Match Project Tools With Business Objectives And Company Culture
Commentary  |  6/17/2005  | 
Project-management tools can offer real help for delivering projects on spec, on time, and on budget, The Advisory Council says. Also, RFID can help your bottom line if you use feedback promptly.
New Software Language Helps Computers Better Understand Nuanced Commands
News  |  6/17/2005  | 
The process specification language should make computers much more useful in manufacturing, federal researchers say.
Open-Source BI Startup Pentaho Makes Debut
News  |  6/16/2005  | 
The firm will introduce reporting, analysis, data-mining and workflow capabilities as a series of software components that can be deployed together or individually.
Report: Citizens Yawn At Feds' E-Gov Initiatives
News  |  6/16/2005  | 
Agency heads, CIOs, and program mangers face increased obstacles to widespread acceptance of the Web for government initiatives, a Forrester study says.
In-Flight Broadband Flies Globally, But Stalls In U.S.
News  |  6/16/2005  | 
Boeing expects to start selling cellular phone services to airline passengers next year, but many U.S. airlines and passengers oppose the use of cell phones on commercial flights.
Web Services Authentication Still a Home-Grown Affair, Says Survey
News  |  6/16/2005  | 
According to Evans Data Corporation, authentication remains the biggest problem for Web services security.
Ericsson Targets Mobile 'Triple Play' Services
News  |  6/16/2005  | 
Ericsson has announced that it will expand its Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) portfolio into additional frequency bands in preparation for the expected consumer demand for mobile triple play services.
Langa Letter: How To Build Better Passwords
Commentary  |  6/15/2005  | 
Stronger passwords don't have to be hard to create or use, Fred Langa says. Here are tools and tips that can help.
Skype Users Connect Via Santa Cruz Networks' API
News  |  6/15/2005  | 
Users of Skype Technologies VoIP service are being offered a free video, voice, and data-sharing service developed by Santa Cruz Networks.
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